Hematemesis from esophageal varices associated with esophageal perforation: sclerotherapy and endoscopic clipping.
A 46-year-old man was referred to our Unit for hematemesis. The medical history of the patient revealed an HCV-related cirrhosis, a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and recent and persistent episodes of emesis. An urgent gastroscopy disclosed evidence of active bleeding from varices of the lower third of the esophagus and a concomitant laceration of the esophageal wall due to the emesis. These two conditions have been endoscopically diagnosed and successfully treated by sclerotherapy and endoscopic clipping.
Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, Sandro Pertini Hospital, Rome, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceEuropean review for medical and pharmacological sciences 16:5 2012 May pg 704-6
MeSHCombined Modality Therapy
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Pub Type(s)Case Reports